Posts Tagged ‘hope’


On The Other Side, Sliding Down

July 27, 2020

Beardie in a Pot ~ Illustration by Patrice

On the other side, sliding down

The slippery slope
Laughing, crying I turn round
I hope the way is clear
The path won’t steer me wrong

On the other side, sliding down.
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2020


Hope You’re Right

June 3, 2020


Whale's Tail Beach ~ Photo by Patrice

Hope you’re right
Hope not left in the heart of distress.

Maybe tomorrow
I can be laughing in the midst of endless.
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2020



August 23, 2019

Last used Aug. 22/19

Hope is all I have
To get me through the day.

Hope that all the bad
Will disappear like yesterday.

Hope I have the strength
To stand tall and say

I am good
I am the best
I am all I need
I will leave the rest.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2019


Let Me Write Something Smart And Clever

November 5, 2018

Winter Orchid ~ Photo by Patrice

Let me write
Something smart and clever
Telling the world
Secrets they didn’t know.

Pour my thoughts out
Convey all the things
I understand
And now know.

Hope they show
Compassion, loving kindness
And a knowledge given me
That til then I didn’t know.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2018


I Don’t Need To Write Each Day

September 5, 2014

Chairs in Arbua ~ Photo by Patrice

I don’t need to write each day
Nothing says I must, I may.

Not only of heartache do I tell a written tale
With knowing words that ache
As t’s are crossed and hope is there and all I’ve got.

But still, no one, nothing says
I must, I may write these words
Swirling in my head.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014


You Wait And Hope

December 23, 2013


Bouvier Pup ~ Illustration by Patrice



You wait and hope
My heart will open
And let you
Back in.

I cannot see how
It will ever be
So much has passed
So much
I can’t let go.

My heart was open
Once to only you
You trudged across
Careless cold.

Now you must
Wait and hope
That is what
You can do.
~ Patrice


© Patrice Clarkson – 2013


The Light Comes Thru

June 27, 2013

See The Way ~ photo by Patrice






The light comes thru
Just a crack
Lighting all that has been
Giving hope, strength
On it’s lighting way.

The more you see
The more it spreads
Bringing salvation to those
That had no destiny
Only dread.

Just one spark of light
Can spread and fill
The dark of night full of
And most of all
~ Patrice


© Patrice Clarkson – 2013


I Have Been This Place Before

October 3, 2012

I have been this place before
I have stood upon the shore
Of destitution.
I have seen my heart soar
Into skys forever more
Cradled in the reality
Of hope.

I have been this place before
Weep not, weep not
For this has been my life
Throughout the toil
Joy and strife.

I have been this place before
And will remain here
For evermore.
Come join me
We will dance a jig
I have been this place before.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2012


Fold The Cards

September 17, 2012

Fold the cards
Shuffle the deck
Hope for an outcome
That will be best
For what you need.

No one is whole
Everyone is strong
Just one amongst the throng
Of worldly beings trying
Here on earth
Not to be wrong.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2012

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